Since it is now solar heating season, , I need some help in placement and angle.
I live in central PA. We built a wooden type structure a few years ago on which to place the solar panels. I am not sure of the angle they are and what they should be.
I don't know if the angle is just wrong, or they are just not working. I don't think I hear the water I did at the beginning of the season. Pump is right by heater so it is not that they are loosing a lot of heat to the ground. Warm water is not coming out. It was in the spring. Panels are on the hot side but they should be cool right? Today we have sun and I think the air temp is around 85. Nights have been cold so I need to warm up this pool or we are closing it this weekend. Pool temp is around 72.
I have 2 questions:
1. How do you know if you have the correct angle for the heaters? I am assuming the angle should work better during this time of the year, not when the sun is the highest in the summer, and
2. How do I know if the panels are working at all?There does not seem to be a way to test them. No leaks that I can find in the panels, diverter positioned the correct way to all heated water to enter the pool. I may call them because maybe the valve inside dislodged and they are indeed not working.
Thanks in advance
24' round AG steel wall pool, 13,600 gal. 1.5 hp Hayward power flow matrix, EC-50 Hayward DE filter, Sun Heater solar panels,